The Conference Board

DEFINITION of 'The Conference Board'

A not-for-profit research organization for businesses that distributes information about management and the marketplace. It is a widely quoted private source of business intelligence.

BREAKING DOWN 'The Conference Board'

The Conference Board connects some 2,000 companies via forums and peer-to-peer meetings to discuss what matters to companies today: issues such as top-line growth in a shifting economic environment and corporate governance standards. However, the Conference Board is best known for it's widely followed economic indicators, particularly the Consumer Confidence Index.

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